Shuttle Launches Its XS35 Line of Slim PCs

The mini PC Shuttle teased us with at CeBIT in February has finally launched today. In fact, it's available in three editions (Everyday, Media, HD/GT) to suit people's varied needs. Of course, HTPC enthusiasts will be interested in the top of the line GT version, however, which includes HDMI (exclusive to this model), Intel's 1.6Ghz [...]

Leaked Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410 Specs Dull Some of the New Mac Mini’s Luster

If you've been thinking of picking up a unibody Mac mini to use as an HTPC, you may want to hold off. Leaked specs of the upcoming Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410 have surfaced that shows it's quite the capable device. Highlights: Quad-core AMD processor (dual-core Intel processor on the Mac mini), up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, [...]

Okoro Media Systems Now Bundling iPads with Their High-end HTPCs

I guess it was inevitable. HTPC builders are now bundling iPads with their high-end HTPC systems (I'm sure that's making Microsoft happy). If you jump over to, you can now purchase the companies latest GX Media Server HTPC with a bundled iPad and a custom app (not sure if looks as good as VidaBox's) [...]

eMachines Jumps into the HTPC Game with the $299 Mini-e Home Entertainment Center

eMachines has pulled a new trick out of its computer bag, the $299.99 Mini-e Home Entertainment Center. The new pint size computer (9lbs., 7.1" L x 1.2" W x 7.1" H) has all the features you'd expect from a device of its kind, like HDMI, 802.11n, Gigabit Ethernet, S/PDIF, NVIDIA GeForce 9200 graphics, 2GB of [...]

ASRock Vision 3D HTPC and AIWI iPhone/iPod Touch Motion Controller App Unveiled

Nice to see ASRock is not sitting back after their early success with its Intel Atom + NVIDIA ION nettop HTPCs. The company, at Computex 2010, is showing off a new, sliver / black aluminum wrapped HTPC that's capable of displaying 3D games and movies via its GeForce 300 / 400 GPU. The future ASRock [...]

ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11 Gets Unboxed, Equipped, and XBMC Loaded

There's much to like in this attached vidcast produced by ZOTAC. It features the company's latest, most capable mini barebones PC, the ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11. In the video you'll see the mini PC get unboxed in typical fashion, but then cracked open and equipped with the hardware needed to get the device ready for the [...]

Parks Associates Confirms: Web-Connected Game Consoles Outpace HTPCs in U.S. Households

Parks Associates' Digital Lifestyle: 2010 Outlook report finds that web-connected game consoles outpaced PC-to-TV connections in 2008, 2009, and most likely again in 2010. The report states from 2008 to 2009 household web-connected games consoles increased by 64%, while PC-to-TV connections increased by 36%. Interestingly, though, Kurt Scherf at Parks Associates states: "Over three-fourths of [...]

Kylo TV Web Browser Announced for Windows and Mac HTPCs

Nice to see someone addressing the biggest issue for net-connected TV devices: a useable web browser. Today Hillcrest Labs is announcing the Kylo couch-surf-ready web browser for Windows and Mac HTPCs based on Mozilla. The Kylo browser has been specifically designed for TV use and is aimed at providing users a full web experience with [...]